NHS Flu Vaccination
People 'at-risk' of flu are encouraged to have a free NHS flu vaccination. These include:
- People aged 65 years and over
- Patients aged from six months to 65 years in clinical 'at risk' groups
- Pregnant women
- All children aged two to ten (but not 11 years or older) on 31 August 2019
- People in long-stay residential care homes
Flu is not the same as getting a cold. It can seriously affect your health and risks of developing complications are greater for people within the 'at-risk' groups. Healthy individuals usually recover within two to seven days, but for some the disease can lead to a stay in hospital, permanent disability or even death.
The free flu vaccine is available to patients who have one of the following conditions: a heart problem, bronchitis, emphysema or severe asthma, kidney disease, liver disease, had a stroke or a transient ischaemic attack (TIA), diabetes, neurological condition e.g. multiple sclerosis (MS), morbid obesity (BMI over 40), cerebral palsy or learning disability.
For more information on the flu vaccination visit:
Opening and Closing Times from Friday 1st March 2019
We will now close between 1pm and 2pm to allow us to deal with the ever increasing workload and attend various meetings.
If you have an emergency during this time please telephone the surgery on 01608 811680 then press the emergency option 1
Text Message Appointment Reminder
As from Tuesday 9th July patients will receive a text message appointment reminder along with any other clinical information that we feel appropriate. In order to help this service run efficiently please could all patients registered at the surgery ensure that the Medical Centre has their correct mobile number listed on their medical records.
To read the latest issue of the CPPG Newsletter click on the Patient Participation Group heading at the bottom of the page or alternatively click on the link in the top right hand corner.
An information note on the Appointments system and how to use it has been produced by the Patient Participation Group in consultation with the Practice. You can view and download from the PPG Page or click on the Have Your Say tab and look at PPG General Information.
Minor injuries have seen a significant increase in patients with bites due to the blandford fly. Please click on the attachment to see the information as advised by Public Health England.
Blandford Fly 19.06.18
On-Line Service and On-line Appointment Booking
Did you know that you can now register to use the Online Service.
Once registered for this service you will be able to do the following on-line.
- book or cancel an appointment
- order repeat prescriptions
- view blood results
- change your address and other contact details.
For more information on how to do this please click on the Online Services tab at the top of the page.
OCCG Patient Participation Groups (PPG)
If you're interested in having a say about the way your local health services are delivered, getting involved with your GP practice's Patient Participation Group (PPG) is a great place to start. Generally they are made up of a group of volunteer patients from the practice and can be both face-to face and/or online groups.
PPGs meet on a regular basis to discuss issues such as the services on offer and how improvements can be made for the benefit of both patients and the practice. Not only can joining or starting a group help to shape the delivery of local services, many members also find that volunteering is a great way to meet new people and develop your own skills. To find out more please click on the Have Your Say icon in the top right hand corner.